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Meaning of ENFEOFF

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*feoff"\ (?; see {Feoff}, 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Enfeoffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enfeoffing}.] [Pref. en- +
feoff, fief: cf. LL. infeofare, OF. enfeffer, enfeofer.]
1. (Law) To give a feud, or right in land, to; to invest with
   a fief or fee; to invest (any one) with a freehold estate
   by the process of feoffment. --Mozley & W.

2. To give in vassalage; to make subservient. [Obs.]

         [The king] enfeoffed himself to popularity. --Shak.

 

 

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